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RIU Hotels and Resorts opens new Convention Centre in Cancun

  • 02-Aug-11 16:43
  • Playacar
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The new Riu Playacar Convention Centre by RIU Hotels and Resorts, the first of its kind for the company, opened its doors to the public as of last Friday 22nd July where the opening ceremony took place. The new centre is also the first in Playa del Carmen

RIU Hotels and Resorts opens new Convention Centre in Cancun

Gracing the popular and sunny coastal shores of Mexico's Caribbean resort of Cancun, the new Riu Playacar Convention Centre has opened its doors in the Riviera Maya, marking a first for the hotelier and also being the first of its kind in the beach resort of Playa del Carmen.

Many authorities from the State of Quintana Roo (which comprises various municipalities and the city of Cancun), the Municipality of Solidaridad, various representatives and members of different education institutions and representatives of the Cancun holidays market and the area's tourism sector were present in the opening cocktail party and helped cut the ribbon at the new centre's official Ribbon Cutting ceremony.

"Tthe commitment of the hotel chain in the Riviera Maya is stronger than ever and this latest investment demonstrates it. This time we are not opening a hotel but the RIU Playacar Convention Centre, with which we want to support the efforts of this wonderful destination in order to help its growth and diversify the services offered to tourism" - were the words from Riu´s Delegate for the Riviera Maya, Maria Jose Rincon.

The Riu hotels brand already has various excellent Cancun hotels and resorts in the area, all providing luxury holidays in Mexico's most popular and most international beach resort. With the new opening, Riu is will be offering a wide range of facilities for the hosting of conferences, conventions and events, diversifying its services and infrastructure in this paradisiacal beach holiday destination. Riu has a total of six hotels and 2,700 rooms in the area of Playa del Carmen alone with four more hotels in Cancun. In Playa del Carmen the brand has acquired a reputation for its renowned service, attentive and professional staff and its 24 Hours All-Inclusive programme that perfectly complements all kinds of events.

The whole project involving the opening of this new convention centre in one of Cancun's most coveted areas, followed an investment of $2.5 million USD and extends over an approximate area of 8070 square feet which is divisible in five rooms and has a capacity for up to 600 people (banquets). It has eight loading points on the roof and each can support up to 1102 pounds. The Centre offers as well internet access, a kitchen banquet, cutting-edge technical equipment and a professional and friendly staff which has always characterised Riu Hotels and Resorts.

The Riu Playacar Convention Centre is located next to the Riu Tequila in Playacar, where the hotel chain has six hotels that offer the renowned 24 Hour All Inclusive program: Riu Palace Mexico, Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Riu Playacar, Riu Yucatan, Riu Tequila and Riu Lupita .

After the Cancun holidays industry, the Riviera Maya the second most important and fastest growing holiday destination in Mexico. Due to its amazing natural attributes and natural attractions, the Riviera Maya is considered a natural paradise for its crystalline Caribbean waters, dazzling white beaches and Mayan rich cultural heritage.

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